Our parish’s first Rosary Rally for Our Lady of Fatima and what a good year to begin – celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Day the Sun Danced at Fatima! We were blessed with around 50 in attendance, perfect weather, and a lot of great people driving by honking, waving, and enjoying our efforts.
America Needs Fatima https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/ is sponsoring a nationwide Rosary in honor of the anniversary and for our country. The date assigned is October 14, 2017. You can read the details in the link provided above. Please consider honoring Our Blessed Mother and our Faith by organizing a group of your own.
God is offering us eternity so 30 minutes or so in prayer with His Blessed Mother isn’t too much to ask. Besides, it could be an wonderful way to start a weekend.
POPE ST. LEO XIII’S VISION
According to legend, exactly 33 years (span of our Lord’s life) to the day prior to the great Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, that is, on October 13, 1884, Pope Leo XIII had a remarkable vision. When the aged Pontiff had finished celebrating Mass in his private Vatican Chapel, attended by a few Cardinals and members of the Vatican staff, he suddenly stopped at the foot of the altar. He stood there for about 10 minutes, as if in a trance, his face ashen white. Then, going immediately from the Chapel to his office, he composed the prayer to St. Michael, with instructions it be said after all Low Masses everywhere. When asked what had happened, he explained that, as he was about to leave the foot of the altar, he suddenly heard voices – two voices, one kind and gentle, the other guttural and harsh. They seemed to come from near the tabernacle. As he listened, he heard the following conversation:
The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord: “I can destroy your Church.”
The gentle voice of Our Lord: “You can? Then go ahead and do so.”
Satan: “To do so, I need more time and more power.”
Our Lord: “How much time? How much power?”
Satan: “75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service.”
Our Lord: “You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will.”
Good article from Churchpop.com. Interesting to think that renewed fervor and prayer might be the solution to the current world situation.